Thursday, June 27, 2013

Quinoa Potato Pancakes

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Last night at almost 2:30 in the morning, while surfing the internet in bed, I discovered a recipe for Quinoa Potato Pancakes from Honest Cooking. The husband is a meat and potatoes kinda guy and he had been craving potatoes, naturally this was a terrific compromise for us. I didn't have all of the ingredients on hand that the were required to make them in the same fashion as Honest Cooking. I utilized the Potato and Quinoa union as inspiration to get creative. I impulsively made them like a Caesar Salad, I never really thought much about the ingredients as I placed them in the bowl. It seemed very much on a whim. My ingredients were:

1 cup Quinoa,
2 cups Mashed Potatoes
1/2 Small Onion
1 Large Green Onion
1/2 Tsp Garlic
4 Tbsp Caesar Dressing 
3 Meatless Bacon Bits or Real Bacon
1/2 Tsp Oregano
Salt/Pepper to taste
Cooking Oil/Margarine/Butter 

I used store bought Caesar dressing because it was all I had on hand but I found this recipe really interesting Vegan Caesar Dressing that I would love to try. Now, I'm not vegan. I do love variety in my diet and foods that leave me feeling lighter and more energetic. Because of that, I often eat a lot of vegan or meatless dishes and eat a variety of different protein sources. Awww... Now I wish I had of made a side salad!

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